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Top photos and videos of the day: Monday, April 28, 2014

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On April 28, 1945, a crowd in the Loop celebrates a report of Germany’s surrender in World War II. Germany didn’t officially surrender until May 7. | AP Photo

A selection of some of the best photographs from around the world:

Eric Baker and Ron Smith use chainsaws and cut up trees after a strong tornado went through the area Sunday for the second time in three years in Vilonia, Arkansas. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the area and have left over a dozen dead, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected. | Getty IMages

A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark. | Getty Images

A wounded pro-Russian activist joins back with other activists after clashing with pro-government supporters during a rally and march in Donetsk, Ukraine. Several people were injured when the pro-Russian activists attacked a pro-government march. | Getty Images

An Egyptian woman screams after a judge sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in the southern city of Minya, Egypt. Under the law, Monday’s verdicts in Minya have to be referred to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, the top Islamic official, said one of the attorneys, Ahmed Hefni. | AP Photo

Taiwan police (bottom-white helmuts) face off with protesters (top right) outside Taipei Railway Station during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Taipei. Police used a water cannon to dislodge hundreds of activists ccupying a busy street overnight in protest against a controversial nuclear power plant, after the government said it would halt the project. | Getty Images

A protester against the Government’s proposed high-speed rail link (HS2) moves an inflatable white elephant during a demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England. | Getty Images

People march and rally in front of the White House to demonstrate against President Barack Obama’s immigration and deportation actions in Washington, D.C. Chanting, ‘With the stroke of a pen you can stop deportations, we demand you take action now!’ 12 protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police after refusing orders to move away from the north side of the White House during the rally, which was organized by the National Peoples Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the White House Hunger Strike for Not1More and Sunflower Community Action. | Getty Images

A nun comforts students outside Corpus Christi Catholic College in Neville Road, Leeds, where a female teacher was fatally stabbed in Leeds, England. | Getty Images

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Biden spoke about the Republican budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and economic policy during his remarks. | Getty Images